Coldest Night of the Year

 

Our very first COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR walkathon, was a great success!

We would like to send a heartfelt THANK-YOU from all us at St. Felix Centre to all of you who participated.  The walk was full of smiles and positive energy – Adults, children, corporate and community groups, all came to walk with us to share their compassion and kindness for those experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, housing and financial instability.

On February 23rd , 2019, you and 130 other amazing people in 26 teams helped us in raising awareness about homelessness, as well as in surpassing our original $20K fundraising goal – Between you, other walkers, and those who generously sponsored you, together we raised $35,000!  All that will help our Centre’s programs and services, to continue supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community.  You are now one of our ‘Heroes-Without-Capes’!

The Official Sponsors of our Coldest Night of the Year 2019 offered us an incredible support.  A big THANK-YOU to all of them too:  Felician Sisters Inc., Cossette, Vision7 International,  McDonald’s Canada, we couldn’t have done it without you!  We would also like to recognize the support of School Resto and Liberty Commons for our rest-stops.

We know it is important to share with you the impact that your support will make in the lives of those in need.  A couple of days ago we received a postcard – which you can read below – from one of our guests who stayed for some time at one of our two 24-Hour respite sites.  Please take a couple minutes of your time to read the note she wrote, because now that you are part of our Centre’s story, this note is also for YOU.

Thank you again for your invaluable support.  We hope you keep our guests close to your heart, and that this is the start of a strong relationship between you and St. Felix Centre.  We look forward to seeing all of you next year, on February 22nd, participating in the Coldest Night of the Year 2020! Save the Date!!

St. Felix Centre’s Coldest Night of the Year 2019 Official Sponsors:

               

 

A special thank-you to Niall Collins, who volunteered his time and talent as the official photographer for the event.

 

What is the Coldest Night of the Year walk?

The Coldest Night of the Year is a national fundraising walk which takes place in over 125 cities all across Canada. We feel very proud that our Centre has been invited to be part of this great event.  Take a look at the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 national walk video: